Florida Public Utilities Proudly Celebrates 90 Years In Business
On July 18, 2014, Florida Public Utilities (FPU) will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its incorporation.
Established in 1924, the business was founded as a provider of gas energy, with a customer base of approximately 1,300. Today, FPU serves approximately 118,000 customers, and provides natural gas, electricity and propane gas service to growing residential, commercial and industrial markets throughout Florida.
After being acquired by Chesapeake Utilities in 2009, FPU has welcomed Central Florida Gas, Indiantown Gas, Crescent Propane, and other businesses to its growing list of Companies and affiliates. Within the last five years, FPU has taken steps to expand natural gas service to Nassau County, the City of Okeechobee, and most recently, Hypoluxo Island. In 2014, the Company acquired the natural gas operating and distribution system from the municipality of the City of Fort Meade, the first such purchase in the state of Florida.
FPU currently has more than 300 employees, and is expanding to operate today out of ten locations throughout the state of Florida. In addition to the Company’s ongoing commitment to distributing safe, reliable, fairly priced energy, FPU has illustrated strong involvement and commitment to the communities it serves.
“We are proud to be part of a company who has served the community for so many years and look forward to continuing to serve as we grow”, said Jeff Householder, President of FPU.
Florida Public Utilities Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing, electric distribution, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing, advanced information services and other related services. Information about Chesapeake’s businesses is available at http://www.chpk.com.
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